Post New Article

DOJ watchdog report expected to say FBI's
Russia probe launched properly but lower-level
employees made mistakes

Original Article

Posted By: 67cj5, 11/22/2019 6:14:28 PM

(CNN)The Department of Justice Inspector General's report on the start of FBI's investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election will say the probe was properly launched but lower-level employees made a series of mistakes. The investigation on the effort to obtain warrants under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act on Carter Page, a former foreign policy adviser to the Trump campaign, is expected to conclude that the FBI's Crossfire Hurricane investigation was properly predicated,

Comments:

I hope not but it's what many expected.

Post Reply

Reply 1 - Posted by: EliotRosewater49 11/22/2019 6:17:52 PM (No. 242573)
B F’ing S!
12 people like this.

Reply 2 - Posted by: DVC 11/22/2019 6:18:27 PM (No. 242574)
It damn well better not be that kind of a BS coverup.
25 people like this.

Reply 3 - Posted by: fourpmfox 11/22/2019 6:21:47 PM (No. 242580)
Is there anyone who could not have predicted just this ???
15 people like this.

Reply 4 - Posted by: StephaniePlum 11/22/2019 6:25:45 PM (No. 242582)
Keep in mind this is from CNN so it is short on facts, long on suppositions. It is setting the narrative that fake news will be pushing until the actual report is released. Take a breath before panic sets in.
20 people like this.

Reply 5 - Posted by: weirdone 11/22/2019 6:26:13 PM (No. 242583)
Don't think there is enough white wash to cover this up.
12 people like this.

Reply 6 - Posted by: Laotzu 11/22/2019 6:27:13 PM (No. 242585)
Indictments of low level officials are a good place to start. Then turn them.
18 people like this.

Reply 7 - Posted by: happy conservative 11/22/2019 6:27:56 PM (No. 242586)
Let's just ask who's leaking this drivel. We all know it wasn't launched properly. But then we all know there was no quid pro quo, but CNN and other "news" outlets still won't admit it. If Horowitz is allowing the leakage, then he stinks as much as the people behind this.
14 people like this.

Reply 8 - Posted by: bad-hair 11/22/2019 6:32:22 PM (No. 242591)
Sorry. If this thing turns into all the little guys get a note in their "files" it will be time to drain the swamp by any means possible. Re-elect our president on the understanding that he will FIRE the upper 3 levels of every department in HIS administration. Move every Department that does not need to be in DC OUT of DC. Spend the next 3 years finding somebody who is capable of it to succeed him.
16 people like this.

Reply 9 - Posted by: Starboard_side 11/22/2019 6:39:18 PM (No. 242599)
The initial predicate was okay, but the actual implementation was bad then? This person had to alter a document and back-date an e-mail to make the dots connect "properly". So, they're saying there wasn't any deadline that needed to be met to meet the processing of the form? If so, why back-date the e-mail? Why alter documents? Does that mean you can have your tax preparer complete your forms, then you pay a few days late, but back-date the check to satisfy the deadline, will that be okay now? (not that I ever would try such a thing)
5 people like this.

Reply 10 - Posted by: stablemoney 11/22/2019 6:42:45 PM (No. 242601)
Really? It is the job of the lower level people to do the best they can, then the higher officials check the work, and sign off on it. Don't start giving me this spittle!
8 people like this.

Reply 11 - Posted by: edgar 11/22/2019 6:45:55 PM (No. 242605)
Here is one time I may believe CNN. DC protects its own. Find a low level fall guy and everybody else walks away.
8 people like this.

Reply 12 - Posted by: MindMadeUp 11/22/2019 6:51:55 PM (No. 242609)
I hate this PC use of "mistake" to mean "crime". Yes, given that they got caught, it was certainly a mistake from their viewpoint to start an attempted coup, because they may end up in jail. But the acts themselves were not mistakes, they were crimes. When you break the law multiple times on purpose, it isn't a "series of mistakes", it's a crime spree.
8 people like this.

Reply 13 - Posted by: Krause 11/22/2019 6:55:15 PM (No. 242610)
CNN would be happy if they all got off Scott free. They’re all like family.
4 people like this.

Reply 14 - Posted by: Troutgreen 11/22/2019 6:56:51 PM (No. 242611)
The Swamp...where crimes turn into mistakes and low-level employees turn into scapegoats. Nothing ever changes.
4 people like this.

Reply 15 - Posted by: FL_Absentee_Voter 11/22/2019 7:03:18 PM (No. 242612)
Rush called this one earlier today when he stated that Horowitz is cut from the same cloth as the clown witnesses appearing before Congress all week. Nothing of any substance to be expected from a report that's been delayed for 6 months in the release cycle.
8 people like this.

Reply 16 - Posted by: Illinois Mom 11/22/2019 7:08:34 PM (No. 242614)
No way were these "mistakes." They were setting this up a long time BEFORE the election. Comey, Brennan and Clapper set the whole thing up. It was a very intricate plan to set up guys like Page and Papadopolous the Australian, the Honeypot, cash payments as phony "red flags" to justify the need for the FISA warrants. Altering the documents would have had to come after the initial plan had gotten underway. Obama would have had to know about the warrants. If this was on the up and up why didn't he warn the Trump campaign about these "bad guys"? He would know that you aren't supposed to use the Justice Department to spy on an opponents campaign. Why all of the "unmasking" of American citizens? Why was Samantha Power so involved in all of this, Susan Rice? Why did Comey LIE to the court and tell him that the "dossier" was verified when he knew it wasn't?? Why was Brennan waiting to hear from Comey that Trump had been told about it? Why did he run to CNN? They all were sure that Hillary (who PAID for the whole thing) would win and no one would ever know about this.
8 people like this.

Reply 17 - Posted by: HammerDax56 11/22/2019 7:13:12 PM (No. 242619)
Seriously? I want justice. The nation is screwed if these people skate.
7 people like this.

Reply 18 - Posted by: Jethro bo 11/22/2019 7:15:54 PM (No. 242621)
Yep. Just a bunch of low level employees making innocent mistakes that allowed the Democat's domestic spy agency (CIA) and the Democrats' domestic police force (FBI) to spy on a poltical opponent. See, just a big opps here and man its toobad that millions of dollars were wasted on witch hunts to take ddown a president over a few innocent mistakes. At lest that is what CDNC wans us to believe.
5 people like this.

Reply 19 - Posted by: fayebeck 11/22/2019 7:31:41 PM (No. 242627)
#6 I would think that low level agents would be part of the 99 percent "honest" heroes that make up the "rank and file" that Hannity refers to. Personally, I think the deep state is deeper than we think. In every agency. Fire the entire mass and start over. Never happen but it's nice to think about it. Any lawyer who does business in DC is part of the swamp.
3 people like this.

Reply 20 - Posted by: NancyD 11/22/2019 7:33:21 PM (No. 242629)
I want to know who is leaking to CNN
5 people like this.

Reply 21 - Posted by: BarryNo 11/22/2019 7:38:16 PM (No. 242633)
It's CNN. They only report the truth by accident. Let's wait and see.
2 people like this.

Reply 22 - Posted by: Sully 11/22/2019 7:38:29 PM (No. 242634)
IDK what the report says, but I'm sorry I'm not buying CNNs anonymous leaked characterization. Sara Carter already told us there were indictments including Comey. We already know there were criminal referrals.
5 people like this.

Reply 23 - Posted by: volksford 11/22/2019 9:00:15 PM (No. 242698)
I don't expect much but I think this is CNN BS fed to CNN by a member of the esteemed bureau .
3 people like this.

Reply 24 - Posted by: LadyChurchillUSA 11/22/2019 10:02:27 PM (No. 242732)
This is CNN so tell us how does the IG need 500 pages to tell us that there really is no problem? You cannot believe a word from CNN or the NYT or the WAPO these days they are all trying to downplay this report. If it was the big nothingburger then there would be no reason for Durham's presence and his Grand Juries and indictments. Sorry I don't believe a word from the Lemon gang.
3 people like this.

Reply 25 - Posted by: Rumblehog 11/22/2019 10:05:02 PM (No. 242736)
The POTUS says otherwise... and I trust the POTUS.
2 people like this.

Reply 26 - Posted by: RuckusTom 11/22/2019 10:47:54 PM (No. 242749)
Here we go. Need to tighten up procedures and have everyone take another 2 day training course on how to handle sensitive documentation.
0 people like this.

Reply 27 - Posted by: bighambone 11/23/2019 1:09:08 AM (No. 242801)
Such a Report, apparently giving passes from serious wrongdoing to Obama controlled “Deep State” actor’s will not be good for the country, as half the country will never believe it.
0 people like this.

Reply 28 - Posted by: Trigger2 11/23/2019 1:35:01 AM (No. 242817)
You've got to take CNN's reporting for what they are - arse wipes still protecting all the main honchos. What about Orr continuing to deal with Steele? I told you. If what CNN says is actually true, then the IG report is nothing more than a cover-up.
0 people like this.

Reply 29 - Posted by: jschiraldi 11/23/2019 1:42:38 AM (No. 242820)
They are so screwed. I hope the FEC & FTC are sicked on these press propagandists.
0 people like this.

Reply 30 - Posted by: judy 11/23/2019 2:38:29 AM (No. 242837)
How does CNN, WP & NY Times always manage to be the first with breaking news from the JD??? I’ll wait fir the report CNN is not reliable.
0 people like this.

Reply 31 - Posted by: TXknitter 11/23/2019 3:55:02 AM (No. 242845)
The top levels of FBI crooks were above the law. These highly paid criminals skate thanks to the IG Horowitz. We are such a laughing stock.
0 people like this.

Reply 32 - Posted by: judy 11/23/2019 4:53:34 AM (No. 242853)
Dems in the JD are teflon coated ...only republicans are prosecuted, 19 armed vehicles, 2800 subpoenas, 17 agents, 500 warrants, 40 millions $$$ ....& not One dem was investigated.....Barr, please clean it up!
1 person likes this.

Reply 33 - Posted by: Rinktum 11/23/2019 7:04:52 AM (No. 242899)
There you have it, the narrative is set. Do not expect much from the IG Report and the Durham Report may come too late. Wouldn’t that be a shame? The good guys had better get their rears in gear. No pressure, but the future of the Republic is all on the line. A prefect process meanings nothing if it’s too late.
0 people like this.

Reply 34 - Posted by: learner 11/23/2019 9:54:43 AM (No. 243122)
Reporting what you wish and hope the report will say is called fantasy not journalism.
0 people like this.

Reply 35 - Posted by: Venturer 11/23/2019 2:11:07 PM (No. 243404)
Just another whitewash.
0 people like this.

Below, you will find ...
Most Recent Articles posted by "67cj5"
and
Most Active Articles (last 48 hours)
Most Recent Articles posted by 67cj5"
DOJ watchdog report expected to say FBI's
Russia probe launched properly but lower-level
employees made mistakes
35 replies
Posted by 67cj5 11/22/2019 6:14:28 PM Post Reply
(CNN)The Department of Justice Inspector General's report on the start of FBI's investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election will say the probe was properly launched but lower-level employees made a series of mistakes. The investigation on the effort to obtain warrants under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act on Carter Page, a former foreign policy adviser to the Trump campaign, is expected to conclude that the FBI's Crossfire Hurricane investigation was properly predicated,
Most Active Articles (last 48 hours)
Top Navy officials
threaten to resign if Trump keep
disgraced SEAL Edward Gallagher
55 replies
Posted by LittleHoodedMonk 11/23/2019 3:55:48 PM Post Reply
Top officials in the US Navy threatened to resign or be fired should President Trump follow through with an order to keep disgraced Navy SEAL Edward Gallagher in the service, The New York Times reported. The threats from Navy Secretary Richard Spencer and Rear Adm. Collin Green, who leads the SEALs, left the Department of Defense scrambling for a compromise, the paper reported. Spencer says Gallagher should be judged by his peers. (Snip) Gallagher was convicted in July of illegally posing with the dead body of an ISIS fighter. The decision resulted in a rank and pay-grade demotion — and potentially the loss of his Navy SEALs Trident Pin.
Pope Francis Condemns ‘Catastrophic
Bombing’ of Nagasaki and Hiroshima
41 replies
Posted by PageTurner 11/23/2019 5:49:30 PM Post Reply
Pope Francis has condemned the “evil” bombings of Nagasaki and Hiroshima, calling the attacks a “tragic episode in human history.” “I will soon visit Nagasaki and Hiroshima, where I will offer prayers for the victims of the catastrophic bombing of these two cities, and echo your own prophetic calls for nuclear disarmament,” the pope told an assembly of the nation’s bishops in Tokyo Saturday evening, shortly after his arrival in the country. “I wish to meet those who still bear the wounds of this tragic episode in human history, as well as the victims of the triple disaster,” he said. “Their continued sufferings
NYT style critic attacks Tulsi Gabbard’s
stunning white pantsuits as cult-like and ‘fringe’
37 replies
Posted by MissMolly 11/22/2019 4:59:40 AM Post Reply
The Democratic establishment despises the insurgent candidacy of Rep. Tulsi Gabbard of Hawaii. From her decision to buck party orthodoxy and endorse Sen. Bernie Sanders in 2016 over Democratic National Committee favorite Hillary Clinton, to her constant criticisms of Democratic foreign policy mistakes, Gabbard has made herself no friends with the party elite. She's perfectly fine with that if it's required to put the people first. Still, this means establishment Democrats and their allies regularly smear and attack the Democratic congresswoman. But, as if we need more proof of how deranged the establishment’s hatred for Gabbard has become, the New York Times style section is now criticizing her… wardrobe?
DOJ watchdog report expected to say FBI's
Russia probe launched properly but lower-level
employees made mistakes
35 replies
Posted by 67cj5 11/22/2019 6:14:28 PM Post Reply
(CNN)The Department of Justice Inspector General's report on the start of FBI's investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election will say the probe was properly launched but lower-level employees made a series of mistakes. The investigation on the effort to obtain warrants under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act on Carter Page, a former foreign policy adviser to the Trump campaign, is expected to conclude that the FBI's Crossfire Hurricane investigation was properly predicated,
Romney calls
lunch with Trump 'delightful'
35 replies
Posted by tisHimself 11/22/2019 5:06:09 AM Post Reply
Sen. Mitt Romney (R-Utah) said lunch with President Trump was “delightful” despite a history of clashing with the president that stretches back to the 2016 presidential primary. Romney and Trump shook hands at the White House lunch Thursday, and Romney said there didn’t appear to be any signs of lingering tension between the two of them, even though Trump slammed the senator last month as a “pompous ass.” Romney, for his part, blasted Trump last month for calling on China and Ukraine to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden as "wrong and appalling
FNC’s Napolitano: ‘Overwhelming’
Evidence to Justify 3 or 4
Articles of Impeachment Against Trump
33 replies
Posted by M2 11/23/2019 6:47:05 AM Post Reply
In an interview with Reason’s Nick Gillespie on Friday, Fox News analyst Andrew Napolitano said there was “overwhelming” evidence of impeachable actions by President Donald Trump. Napolitano said, “The Democrats on the House Intelligence Committee have unearthed enough evidence, in my opinion, to justify about three or four articles of impeachment against the president. We have to start this conversation by underscoring the fact that impeachment is not legal, it is political. Its only Constitutional base is treason, bribery, or other hard crimes and misdemeanors.”
Joe Biden: Lindsey Graham Will ‘Regret’
Investigating Me ‘His Whole Life’
33 replies
Posted by earlybird 11/22/2019 8:05:47 PM Post Reply
Former Vice President Joe Biden threatened Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) for launching an investigation into his activities with Ukraine while in the Obama White House, stating the Republican will “regret” the move his “whole life.” On Thursday, Graham sent a letter to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo requesting documents to aid in determining whether Biden pushed for the firing of Ukrainian Prosecutor General Viktor Shokin to squash a sweeping probe into Burisma Holdings, the Ukrainian energy giant where his son, Hunter Biden, served as a board member. The younger Biden was compensated generously, making up to $83,000 a month for several years while on the Burisma’s board.
Peggy Noonan Reminds
Us Why Trump Won
28 replies
Posted by MissMolly 11/23/2019 5:22:12 AM Post Reply
Three years after outsider Donald Trump blew up the political world with his implausible victory over the consummate insider, Hillary Clinton, many establishment Republicans still don’t get it. From their elite cocoon, they continue to indulge the hauteur that put off ordinary voters who had grown tired of a fossilized political class that serially ignored their interests, and seemed more concerned with their own insider perks and privilege, rather than in repairing the damage that decades of bipartisan progressive technocracy had inflicted on the Constitutional order. The grande dame of the disgruntled NeverTrump Republicans has been the Wall Street Journal’s Peggy Noonan, whose columns on Trump
Michael Moore: 'I Am the Center.
I Am the Mainstream Now
of the Democratic Party'
27 replies
Posted by Imright 11/23/2019 7:42:51 AM Post Reply
Radical-left filmmaker Michael Moore said on an MSNBC panel discussion after the Democratic debate that his views now represent the "center" and "mainstream" of the Democratic Party. He also said that “The majority of Americans agree with me and Bernie on all the issues," which makes the "center" of the Democratic Party somewhere to the left of Karl Marx. "Bernie" is, of course, Senator Bernie Sanders, an avowed socialist and one of the top contenders for the Democratic presidential nomination. Democrats should probably tell Moore to
Warren told pro-school-choice activist
she sent her kids to public school,
campaign says otherwise
27 replies
Posted by cThree 11/22/2019 11:55:40 PM Post Reply
On Thursday, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., told a school choice activist in Atlanta that she had sent both of her children to public school. On Friday, her campaign told a different story. In a video that was originally uploaded on social media, Sarah Carpenter of the Powerful Parent Network challenged Warren's opposition to charter schools, at one point saying: "We are going to have the same choice that you had for your kids because I read that your children went to private schools." "My children went to public schools," Warren told Carpenter.
CNN’s Don Lemon Calls
Trump supporters ‘mental’
27 replies
Posted by M2 11/22/2019 7:06:45 AM Post Reply
On Tuesday, November 19th, CNN anchor Don Lemon made a mind-boggling statement. He said, of the ongoing impeachment hearings, “I think on this one, the Republicans are on the wrong side of history, and they are the most hypocritical. I’m not a partisan. I know people think that I’m some liberal Democrat. I’m not.” He went on to say, “I don’t think the Republicans are serving themselves well.” Talk about hypocrisy! If Lemon isn’t “partisan,” neither were Hitler or Stalin. Lemon is to hypocrisy as Macy’s is to Thanksgiving Day parades. And it is the Democrats who are demonstrably damaging themselves with this carefully—if bizarrely-- orchestrated farce.
Fiona Hill Testifies that Obama
Was Putin's Puppet
27 replies
Posted by Imright 11/22/2019 4:42:02 AM Post Reply
While the fake news media are trying to convince you that Trump investigating the obvious and blatant corruption of the Biden family in Ukraine is a crime, one of their witnesses declared that Obama danced to Putin's tune.Fiona Hill testified that Obama refused to give military aid to Ukraine despite the fact that the "interagency" — the unelected wonks like Vindman who think they not Trump should run foreign policy — said that the U.S. should provide weapons to Ukraine to defend themselves against the Russian invasion.Hill testified that Obama refused to provide lethal aid to Ukraine so as to not upset Putin.
Post New Article